We have combed through the list of odds and stats to find some bets for the finals games before the new year in the Premier League and Serie A.
Tottenham will be out to build on their 5-0 win over Bournemouth when they host Wolverhampton at Wembley this weekend. Spurs have been firing on all cylinders in the final third and this has seen them climb to second place in the standings. Wolves, on the other hand, shared the spoils with Fulham at Craven Cottage, and their next trip will present a different challenge owing to the inferior form and quality of Mauricio Pochettino’s men. The hosts are eyeing their sixth consecutive win and, taking everything into account, this should be another comfortable home win for Tottenham.
Liverpool and Arsenal will face each other in the Premier League derby this weekend at Anfield. The Reds are six points clear of second-placed Tottenham and there is no doubt, they want to finish the year in style. The Gunners played out a 1-1 draw with Brighton on the road in their last match, but this was not the Arsenal we have come to know under the leadership of Unai Emery. We are likely to witness goals at both ends as this has been the case in all but one of the last six encounters between the sides. Furthermore, both teams have very good forwards who are capable of creating chances and seeing them off.
Inter Milan won their last Serie A fixture against Napoli in a hard fought 1-0 win at home. Their next assignment will be away to Empoli where they are hopeful of building on the last result. Empoli have an awful record against their visitors as they have not won against them since 2006. The Nerazzurri have won all their last five meetings with Empoli and they should have enough to get a good result here. They are five points behind second-placed Napoli and a win will put pressure on the Partonopei as they both seek to deputize high flying Juventus.
Napoli suffered yet another blow during the midweek fixtures with their narrow loss to Inter Milan. The result has left them 11 points behind league leaders Juventus and they will want to respond with a good showing at home when they host Bologna. This should be a comfortable home win for Carlo Ancelotti’s men who have a good record against their visitors. Previous encounters between the two have been high scoring encounters and this is very likely to happen again. There have been Over 2.5 Goals scored in all their last five meetings with Napoli managing a total of 22 goals to Bologna’s three in the said period.
Manchester United have turned a new leaf in the Premier League ever since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took over the reins of management. Next on the list will be Bournemouth who are experiencing problems of their own. They have found it hard to score goals after managing just two from their last five outings. The Red Devils have renewed energy and they should be able to cause enough problems to the visitors in front of their own fans. They are favourites to win this fixture and with the visitor’s goalscoring form, backing Both Teams to Score No promises good value.